Dean Cain, renowned for his role as Superman, expressed his intention to depart from California in pursuit of an improved standard of living. During a conversation with Fox, the actor disclosed that he is leaving the Golden State due to escalating poverty, crime rates, homelessness, and excessive taxation. He joins a growing number of individuals who have chosen to abandon the state, attributing their decision to concerns regarding political leadership.
“I love California. It’s the most beautiful state. Everything’s wonderful about it except for the policies. The policies are just terrible. The fiscal policies, the soft-on-crime policies, the homelessness policies,” Cain stated.
He further emphasized that a large number of individuals are leaving California in significant numbers, and recent statistics support his claim.
The population of California has experienced a substantial decrease, resulting in the state losing a Congressional seat. The 2021 census revealed a notable decline in the population of the Golden State, with more people leaving than arriving for the first time since its establishment in 1850. The representation of California in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, is determined by its population, and 2021 marked the first instance of a decrease in the number of California representatives.
For several years, celebrities have been leaving the state, but the trend seems to have gained momentum since 2020. Notable Hollywood figures like Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks had already departed Los Angeles prior to that time, but since 2020, some stars have publicly expressed the reasons behind their decision to leave. Mark Wahlberg, for instance, left California in 2022, stating his desire for a better life for his family. He has since settled in Nevada.
In May, Scott Baio, known for his role in the popular 1980s sitcom Happy Days, announced his departure from the Golden State due to the high levels of crime and homelessness. Baio shared the findings of a study on his Twitter account, revealing that approximately 69,000 individuals were living without shelter on the streets of LA County.
Moreover, the state has been grappling with an ongoing surge in crime rates. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, there has been a documented escalation of 6% in violent crime from 2020 to 2021.